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Tag Archives: Judge T.S. Ellis III

Investment banking advisor loses suit claiming lost fee (access required)

Where an investment banking advisor claimed it lost a significant fee when another company purchased the target company, its tortious interference claim failed because the successful purchaser’s conduct was not the reason for the first failed deal. Background Jason Syversen ...

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Hearsay statements allowed in trial of conspirator (access required)

Where an ISIS member participated in a conspiracy that resulted in the 2014 deaths of hostages in Syria so that they were unavailable for criminal proceedings, out-of-court statements by the decedents were permitted under the forfeiture by wrongdoing hearsay exception. ...

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Airport security officer fired for shoving another officer (access required)

Where video evidence showed a transportation security officer, or TSO, shoved another TSO officer at Dulles Airport, an investigation concluded the second officer was not the aggressor and the shoving violated the Transportation Security Agency, or TSA’s, code of conduct, ...

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Jury to decide reasonableness of credit investigation (access required)

Where the parties disputed the steps Discover Products Inc. undertook to investigate the plaintiff’s complaints about his credit reports, cross-motions for summary judgment on a Fair Credit Reporting Act, or FCRA, claim were denied. Moreover, the reasonableness of a furnisher’s ...

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Failure to join indispensable parties results in dismissal (access required)

Where an underwriter failed to join other necessary and indispensable underwriters to its suit over whether event cancellation insurance policies provided coverage for events canceled because of COVID, and the addition of those parties would destroy jurisdiction, its suit was ...

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Eli Lilly denied discovery for use in foreign proceeding (access required)

Where Eli Lilly subpoenaed Novartis in the Eastern District of Virginia seeking discovery for use in European patent disputes between the parties, but Novartis neither “resides” in nor “is found” in this district, the request was denied. Background Eli Lilly ...

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No federal question jurisdiction over contract dispute (access required)

Where parties disputed whether the plaintiff’s right to purchase an affordable housing development was triggered, there was no federal question jurisdiction. Although the housing development was created to take advantage of federal tax credits, resolution of the claims did not ...

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